Posted Dec 20, 2004
Legal update on the appeals process
of Mumia Abu-Jamal

December 19, 2004
Black legislators
support Mumia’s release

June 29, 2004
Court ruling threatens Mumia Abu-Jamal's Life

Evidence to prove his innocence still unheard

May 7, 2003
New evidence shows that cops concocted "confession"
The last remaining pillar of the prosecution's case used
to convict Mumia Abu-Jamal in 1982 has been knocked down.

Philadelphia 3/ 20 /03
Death penalty moratorium

Mumia still waiting for due process

Mumia Legal Update
from the office of Attorney Eliot Grossman

Posted August 27, 2002
Attorneys for death row journalist Mumia Abu-Jamal
filed their appeal brief in the Pennsylvania Supreme Court
on Tuesday, August 27, 2002

Posted August 7, 2002
Legal update and orientation
by International Concerned Family
& Friends of Mumia Abu-Jamal

Posted on June 27, 2002
PA Supreme Court rejects motion
Mumia faces new legal challenges

Philadelphia, 5/17/02
Using D.A.'s racist training video on how to keep African Americans
off juries Mumia's Attorneys demand deposition of Supreme Court Justice

Posted March 12, 2002
The latest legal briefs filed by Mumia's lawyers

(10 Parts)

Press release from:, February 06, 2002
New Affidavit in Mumia's case
Witness alleges Cynthia White lied

Posted January 25, 2001
Mumia's Appeal of Judge Dembe's Decision
Dembe's decision was based on the Peterkin case which has just been overturned
(Click to down load pdf file)

January 19, 2002
Third appeal filed as Mumia tries to get court to hear evidence

January 8, 2002

Mumia Abu-Jamal's attorney's appeal to Pennslyvania Supreme Court;
state judge's refusal to hear confession of real killer!

Dec 20, 2001
Struggle overturns death sentence
Next step: Free Mumia!

Dec. 18, 2001
Copies of the Yohn decision: Abu-Jamal v. Horn
Decision setting aside death sentence [PDF]

Dec. 2, 2001
State judge Pamela Dembe denies Mumia's appeal

Nov 21, 2000
PA State Court Judge Pamela Dembe rejected Mumia's appeal for a new trial in state court.
Judge Dembe's decision in html.

Arnold Beverly's confession
Video deposition of Arnold Beverly who states that he shot Faulkner as part of a mob hit squad and declares that Mumia did not shoot Faulkner.

Nov. 2, 2001
Judge Yohn has denied the request to suspend federal appeals again using the Herrara case and the effective death penalty act. Judge Yohn's 19 page decision and an legal interpretation will be posted soon.

Sep. 25, 2001
Affidavit of George Michael Newman on recantation of witness Robert Chobert

Bush appoints Ridge, the PA governor who has signed execution warrants against Mumia to head the new U.S. office of "Homeland Security."

For the new Legal Document:
go to

On August 28, 2001, in Philadelphia,
Mumia's lawyers held a press conference
on the steps of City Hall which attracted
an almost unprecedented number of media
—about 15.
New witness emerges

To read the 300 page court brief that
Mumia presented to court on Aug. 17
go to

posted 7/23/00
Judge Yohn rejects deposition of Arnold Beverly,
citing the Effective Death Penalty Act

Full text of the ruling is available in PDF format
'Court issues alarming ruling against Mumia'—News in depth from Monica Moorehead

Wednesday, July 18, 2001 5:11 PM
Stay tuned for possible Mumia court date
on August 17

May 4, 2001
"I did not shoot Police Officer Daniel Faulkner.
—Affidavit from Mumia Abu-Jamal.
Also read Affidavit of Mumia's brother William Cook and an Affidavit by Arnold Beverly the man who claims that he shot the policeman Daniel Faulkner

New legal team files in Federal court in Philadelphia

Updated April 22, 2001 Mumia is not given sufficient to replace legal team. Court is refusing to notify Mumia
April 10, 2001 A federal judge approved a request by Mumia Abu-Jamal to dismiss legal team

Posted March 26 Important legal development

Stand with Mumia on his first day in Federal Court

In response to a request by Mumia's legal team, Ferderal District Court Judge Yohn has granted permission for the defense to file a supplement brief on the issues raised by the recent Supreme Court decisions on the Effective Death Penalty Act (the two Williams v. Taylor cases).

On that critical day Mumia will be in the Federal District court at 9 am on Sixth & Market Street in Philadelphia.
We must be with him in Philadelphia in the thousands.

The date will be announced. Be on the alert. Keep in touch.
International Concerned Family & Friends of Mumia Abu-Jamal 215-476-8812
For more information go to the Emergency Response Network: The official Mumia site and home of the International Concerned Family and Friends of Mumia Abu-Jamal, featuring action updates, and a discussion board

September 23, 2000
Judge Yohn's denial of Amicus briefs
August 30, 2000
Sign on to Mumia's Amicus briefs

July 27, 2000
Police and government illegally carried out mass arrests against protesters in Washington D.C. April 15-17 according to Civil Law Suit
Class Action Civil Law Suit to be filed
Thursday July 27, in Washington D.C.

July 18, 2000
Victims of police "Preventive Detention Action" stand trial
in Washington, DC for April 15 protest at WTO against the prison industrial complex

break-in at Mumia office

May 13, 2000

Transcript of Mumia's speech to graduating Kent students on 30th Anniversary of Kent State massacre

April 29, 2000
Transcript of Mumia's speech at Antioch

This is Mumia from death row:
"Who do you admire?"

Police trying to censor students at Antioch
Students at Antioch are asking for support against a harassment campaign begun by the police and other right wingers after the students invited Mumia to speak at their commencement exercises.

Teaching Oppression
From Mumia Abu-Jamal on death row
Written April 2, 2000

April 2000
A message from Leslie Feinberg
Support the Antioch Students

January 20
Legal brief in federal court requesting “Reasonableness of State Court Finding if Fact” in Mumia's 1982 trial and PCRA hearing

January 16
An urgent request from International Concerned Family and Friends of Mumia Abu-Jamal

December 7
New memorandum of law filed with federal court


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